[Pw_forum] smearing and electronic temperture

Stefano Baroni baroni at sissa.it
Sun May 6 12:30:26 CEST 2012

On May 6, 2012, at 8:19 AM, bhabya sahoo wrote:

> i want to find the dispersion curve at 300k how can be done

dispersion of what: electronic bands, or phonon bands?
I would be surprised if 300 K made any difference in any electronic bands. Kohn anomalies in phonon dispersions may instead depend sensitively on temperature

> because i have seen some paper related the value of electronic tempe. by using fermi dirac smearing
> is it possible in quantum espresso
> how can this be done?

I think that you can specify "fermi-dirac" as a value for "smearing" variable

> is there any physics of electronic temp and smearing value
> this is beacause many unstable phonon modes become stable by incrising smearing value
> what should be the calibaration of temp. and smearing in espresso

look for "kohn anomaly" in the index of any good text in solid-state physics, study the relevant chapter, and revert to us if you need any further assistance.


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